Gossip Girl reboot: Who’s in the cast and when it the release date? – The Sun

SEVEN years since the original series last aired, Gossip Girl will return with a 10 episode reboot.

The series followed the lives of privileged teenagers in New York as they navigate lies and drama.

When is the Gossip Girl reboot happening?

The Gossip Girl reboot was originally was due to become available on HBO Max in the autumn of 2020, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The reboot series will premiere on Thursday, July 8, exclusively on HBO Max.

HBO Max is a new streaming service that launched in May 2020.

Fans must subscribe to HBO Max to view the Gossip Girl reboot series.

Who's in the cast of the Gossip Girl reboot?

Co-creator Josh Schwartz said in 2019 that the new series wouldn't focus on the old cast – so it's unlikely they'll feature.

New characters will, however, reference Serena, Chuck, Blair and Dan.

Josh said: "We felt that a version with just our cast grown-up, regardless of the challenges of getting those actors, didn’t feel like a group of adults controlled by "gossip girl" made much sense.

"We felt there was something interesting that we are all "gossip girl" in our own way and how that’s evolved, morphed and mutated and telling that story through a new generation of Upper East Side high school kids felt right."

The team isn't against the old cast returning to the series in some form, though their appearances haven't be confirmed.

Blake Lively spoke about this possibility, telling E!: "Would I do seven years of the show? No, because it's hard work and I've got my babies, and I don't want to be away from them that much.

"But I've just learned in life you never say never."

Penn Badgley more savagely told Marie Claire: "I don’t think any of us are interested in that, the creators or the cast," though he has since seemed to give a different impression towards the reboot.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, he said: "It would depend on how and why he's there".

Other core casts have given similar impressions, with Ed Westwick seeming the hardest to sway.

Kristen Bell – the iconic voice of Gossip Girl – will be returning which fans will be pleased to hear, so that's something that won't change.

In terms of the new cast, Emily Alyn Lind has been confirmed as a lead role for the show.

She will play a teenager tired of her long-term relationship wanting to explore.

Other confirmed cast haven't had their character descriptions announced yet, but so far here is who you can expect to see feature:

  • Whitney Peak
  • Eli Brown
  • Emily Alyn Lind
  • Tavi Gevinson
  • Thomas Doherty
  • Evan Mock
  • Zion Moreno
  • Savannah Smith
  • Jordan Alexander
  • Kristen Bell

What will it be about?

According to Deadline, the synopsis is: "nine years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl.

"The prestige series will address just how much social media—and the landscape of New York itself—has changed in the intervening years."

The new episodes will continue to pull from both the novels and The CW series.

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